Wow – where did July go? I’ve been too busy working on the final proofs of my book to be able to do much lounging or gin-and-tonic drinking (two things, that, without which, summer is not complete). The good news is that the book is done! Well, my role in it, anyway – at least for now. Yay.
When I do manage to get into the garden, I harvest the first of the summer crops. I harvested the first batch of potatoes yesterday, stealing several handfuls from around the edges of the potato patch. Above are heirloom Russian Banana fingerling potatoes. They look like fat little sausages and taste like heaven.
These are Sieglindes. They have thin, almost clear yellow skins; we’re having them for dinner tonight.
‘Sweet Slice’ cucumber is producing straight, long cukes on plants that climb along my balcony railing. This one is being used as a rolling pin.
We’re also starting to see the first of the beans and zucchini, while cool-season crops like radishes and peas are finished for now. I can’t believe it’s almost time to start sowing for winter!
What are you harvesting now?
Those potatos look great! What are you making with them?
Andrea Bellamy says
Meemsnyc – so far, just eating them boiled with butter so as to not hide their fresh potatoey-ness. :)
wow. your potatoes came out great! we had less luck with ours this year. boohoo.
My two year old has been using the zucchinis as rolling pins, nice to see the inspiration goes around. :-D
Right now the garden is in a little bit of transition. The early beans and carrots just finished, the late ones aren’t there yet. The tomatoes are heavy with fruit but not quite ripe yet. I have been harvesting (or rather my son has) zucchini. Lots of fresh herbs (basil, mint, oregano, chives) too and endless amounts of kale (who knew a plant could give so much.)